December 31, 2009

Once in a blue moon...

Once in a blue moon....

When a month is graced with two full moons, the second one is called a blue moon. You know, the once in a blue moon blue moon. The blue moon cycle is 2.72 years, making it a special, if not rare or unexpected occasion. About every 19 years a blue moon takes place on New Year's Eve.


December 29, 2009

December 13, 2009

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus was one of the most influential and imaginative photographers of the 20th century. Her work, which was at its peak in the 1960s, mainly consisted of commercial portraits, for magazines such as Esquire and Harper's Bazaar. Still they had her unique style and feel to them. They began to assume a distinctive look. Though taken of mainly traditional subjects -- actors, writers, activists -- they were strange and obscurely troubling. She would spend hours with her subjects, following them to their homes or offices, talking and listening to them, trying to soften them up to the point where they began to drop their public façade. Her images focus on the bizarre side of human beings. See her portfolio here.

New phase of polaroid?

When Polaroid finally yanked its trademark instant film from the market last year, enthusiasts mourned the death of instant photography. But consolation has come quickly: Fujifilm has recently released its own line of instant film cameras, the Instax. The professional wide-format model went on sale a year ago, and this past September a smaller, consumer-oriented version came out: the Fujifilm Instax Mini 7S. The Instax Mini sells for about $95, and uses Fujfilm's 800 speed Instax color film, which costs $19.99 for 20 exposures. The "Mini" doesn't refer to the camera (which is a far cry from the pocket-friendly digital cameras we're used to), but to the film: the camera pops out Polaroid-esque, credit-card-sized instant photos. Fujifilm reports that the Instax Mini has sold out at many retailers, and availability will be limited through the new year.

December 8, 2009

Opening Ceremony

Where The Wild Things Are X
The wild things “roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws".... inspired by wild thing, this collaborative piece with director spike jonze features a classic flare coat cut in two contrasting faux fur textures.

December 7, 2009

December 6, 2009


In search of a lbd.....

History of the little black dress:
Introduced by Chanel in 1926 (to be an affordable and versatile classic cocktail attire) Known as "Chanel's Ford Model T"
Because of it's affordability, the little black dress was the perfect elegant item through the Great Depression.
Hollywood continued the classic cut dress (shortening it a bit) as an elegant look for the dangerous woman in contrast to housewives in the movies.
By the 1960s actresses like icon-Audrey Hepburn donned Givenchy's lbd.
Since then it has been a staple in woman's closets running though the ages of hippies to grunge...

These days its still an essential to every woman's wardrobe and has even been making its debut in the funeral-fashion world? Yes, that is rightl. Funerals have become the new scene to show off your lbd.

Coffee Table

need a great holliday gift? Go coffee table decor. There are so many stunning books out there that work great as gifts.... I know I love them....

Backstage Dior -

Cary Grant; A Celebration of Style -


To India With Love... -

Satorialist -

Momofuku - this is a cookbook but i love it

Who Shot Rock and Roll -

Charley Harper, An Illistrated Life -

Absence and Prescence

Absence and Presence

A conceptual artist from the 70s, Ran Hwang, works with the "dematerialization of art" in her stunning installations around the world. As a korean-born woman, Ran has earned her respect in the international world of art.

See Her Website Here

December 5, 2009

Want to go to the movies?

Friday night, walking home from dinner, I found a treasure. There sitting on the sidewalk was a set of movie theater seats. Yes, old school movie seats. What they were doing on Bialik I don't know, but now they are on my balcony. A great addition to my house.

December 1, 2009

Thank You!

This is a THANK YOU to Inspire Collective to their November Reuse Project 3. They collaborated with local artists and inspired individuals to REUSE an old cinema (at Pinsker just after Kikar Dizengoff). Together over 150 artists creatively reinvented this old Tel Aviv movie theater sitting and wasting away into a colorful art exhibition for all. Inspire is trying to initiate a global social cause.

There is a really great coffee stop that sits just off Pinsker, next to this building. Now it has been made an even better location to grab coffee with a friend. Enjoy <3

See Inspire's blog here

See more about the Reuse Project 3 here

naitonal geographic photo contest

Which photo gets your vote? Choose your favorite from the highest rated submissions in The National Geographic Photo Contest 2009.
Voting closes December 4 for the Viewers' Choice winners.